Bars With Outdoor Seating In Manchester

Alfresco drinking isn't usually something you'd look for in this rainy city. However, when the clouds part and you're feeling thirsty, we've got some top watering holes that are perfect for soaking up that rare bit of vitamin D. When the summer vibes come calling make sure you check out our top picks of bars with outdoor seating in Manchester; from cosy beer gardens to sky-high rooftop cocktail picks.

Last updated on 16th June 2020




Dukes 92

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A handpicked selection of wines and carefully crafted cocktails are paired with a bustling outdoor space at this Mosley Street hideaway. Check out Dukes 92 where a slick interior is married with a lively terrace for all occasions.

Lock 91

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Once a 19th-century lock keeper's cottage, this building has seen a radical transformation into one of Manchester's busiest hangouts. Combined with their excellent selection of beers, wines, spirits and unique cocktails, Lock 91 provides the perfect backdrop for sunshine drinking, giving an idyllic view over the water in the summer.

Come for the tapas but stay for the sun-dappled roof terrace as Simon Shaw's glorious restaurant offers more than the usual Spanish fare. Alongside confit pork belly and chargrilled octopus, you'll be able to enjoy sangria, aperitifs and all kinds of cocktails in the stunning setting of El Gato Negro.

Manchester's very own waterside retreat, The Wharf offers stunning views across the basin. When the sun does eventually arrive, get yourself down to this exquisite venue to enjoy a glass from their collection fo 50+ wines in the large boules court.

Roof Garden Playground

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Taking its name from its former use as the boy's playground, this Manchester rooftop bar is taking you to warmer climes. Expect Riviera vibes with wicker furniture and tones of plants providing the background to open-air BBQs and cocktail parties.

The Ape & Apple

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Hidden on Deansgate's John Dalton Street, The Ape & Apple is a lively bar and pub that shines a light on live music, quizzes and alfresco drinking. When you're not checking out the entertainment, take a few glasses out to their wood-filled terrace.